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to the sites so we have to stay tuned for that. that's it for me in washington, but america's news headquarters roll on with kelly wright and jamie colby in new york, thank you for watching, appreciate it very much. make it a great day. >> fox news alert. n.a.t.o. forces assess the damage. welcome to america's election headquarters, i'll kelly wright. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby. taliban is claiming responsibility for giving two u.s. marines at camp leatherneck in. and nearly 20 armed militants stormed the security perimeter using automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenades and explosives, forces killing nearly all the attackers, and
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saying they attacked the base bus prince harry is there, doing military duty at that base and to avenge an anti-islam film that insulted the prophet muhammad. let's get the facts on this. connor powell streaming live from afghanistan with the latest, connor? >> jamie, it's been a deadly 24 hours in helmand province. the growing line of insider attacks. and taliban had a blazon attack on camp leatherneck, home to rah means and prince harry is there as part of an apache helicopter unit deployed there and the taliban say they launched this attack in order to not only capture prince harry, but also, to, in response to the ongoing turmoil in the middle east and anti-islamic video.
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at no time during that attack, small arms, grenades and weapons of attacking that camp at no time was that prince ever in danger, however, both the u.s. and british military said two u.s. marines were killed as part of that ongoing fire fight. several others were injured and some helicopters, some aircraft and buildings were damaged and they, the insurgents got inside the outer perimeter, which is a very unusual thing for the taliban to be able to manage, and particularly because it was at night. it was a blazon attack. the taliban do not have night vision capabilities and shouldn't be able to g the inner and outer mriments of the base, but they did last night and shows just how determined they are to not capture prince harry, but also to attack u.s. and coalition troops. the british government says they are not going to cut short prince harry's deployment. he will do his full four months here in afghanistan, jamie. >> jamie: before i let you go. have they beefed up security
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since then? >> the u.s. military does not really talk about security precautions, and they've said that they haven't changed anything, but the security there is always under review. it's not really clear how they got through the outer perimeter, but it's certainly something they're going to have to look at. of the bases i've been to i've never seen taliban get through an outer perimeter, especially 20 or so in one night and that's a really unusual accomplishment for the taliban. >> jamie: and serious, too. thank you so much, connor. we'll check back with you with more details and we appreciate it. the violent anti-american protests have now spread even to australia and dozens of riot police clashing, and look at the scene, 200 people outside the u.s. consulate in sydney, and some of the protesters in muslim dress and some armed with glass bottles. a total of six police officer were injured there and one
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knocked unconscious. at least 17 protesters also treated for injuries. kelly. >> and these protesters we're watching are now worldwide at least 24 countries, plus the west bank, including israel, pakistan and great britain. in egypt, for example, they have finally sealed off the area, surrounding the u.s. embassy in cairo after 14 days of nonstop clashes between police and reuters and leland vittert is streaming live. what can you tell us? >> still here tonight, kelly, on the streets of cairo, there is a heavy smell of tear gas and gives you a sense now, about 15 hours and stop firing it, just how much has been on the streets here, how long and intense these four days of clashes were. and behind me in tahrir square and hundreds if not thousands of egyps police to stop trouble, in tunisia when angry protesters stormed the u.s.
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embassy there. two people dead, 29 injured. in sudan and africa, also, thousands of people stormed the u.s. embassy there and riot police had to use live ammunition to beat that crowd back. overnight here in cairo, tear gas and mostly rubber bullets used here and what were running street battles, protesters left dead and they were viceral filled in the anti-americanism and the black islamic flag so idyllic and in this protests throughout the arab world and a number of the protesters were chanting, obama, obama, we are all osama in reference to osama bin laden and al-qaeda. and to that, the arabian peninsula issued a communique, urging more attacks on u.s. embassies and to quote, bill more american diplomates.
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according to local press here, the egyptian media, there was a credible threat against the u.s. embassy earlier this month by a jihady group based in the sinai peninsula here. so far that threat has not materialized, but a step up in the security at the american embassy here, just about 100 yards to my left and the roads down to the embassy and 18 foot high concrete blocks, blocking entire roads on the way down to the embassy and obviously, the other embassies around the middle east, around the arab world, we're now seeing a reenforcement with marines sent in to help secure against possible protests coming in the next few weeks, kelly. back to you. >> and leyland, quickly you mentioned obama, obama, we're all usama. that's alarming for those in the western world. and can you tell us what the egyptian authorities are doing to tamp down the violent rhetoric as well? >> you have a couple of
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different things going on. mohammed morsi, the president of the muslim brotherhood called their protests off, essentially, supposed to be here in tahrir square, but the president here says his people have a right to protest, though he says they should not have violent protests. as you know, over the past 18 months, egypt has changed drastically and a lot of concerns in the united states and israel that security in egypt, so key in providing operational intelligence to the united states and the western world about threats from al-qaeda and other islam k islamic groups. no longer than the level and perhaps no long her as motivated to protect interest here and around the world. >> kelly: that's a key ingredient that the western states need. leland vittert, we thank you for that report, jamie. >> jamie: and meanwhile, kelly, al-qaeda and the arabian peninsula is calling for more attacks on u.s.
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embassies, so far, u.s. embassies, in yemen, tunisia and the consulate in libya have been targeted. in a statement posted on militant websites today, called the killing of the ambassador to libya, chris stevens, quote, the best example for those attacking u.s. interests. and in the ultimate goal of protesters should be to quote, expel american embassies for muslim countries. >> kelly: the fbi is now on the ground in libya hunting for those who turned a dem strays outside the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11th into a violent attack and the u.s. stepping up drone fights and sending in intelligence agents to seek those who killed be ambassador stevens and three other americans and u.s. officials say they have found no evidence so far, quoting a particular group or indicating the attacks were planned and while the obama administration says there was no warning ahead of the deadly assaults the at the u.s. consulate,
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there were at least four recent attacks on diplomatic targets in benghazi on the run up to this september 11th. here is house intelligence chairman, congressman mike rogers. >> and this was a target months before, ied, clearly they wanted to hit and impart casualties. i find it a little -- you know, the glaring question of the 9/11 date, there are just too many coincidences here. >> kelly: we will have much more on this in a live report later in the hour. >> jamie: glad we played that sound bite. there was a question what was known whether or not the embassy would be hit and both presidential candidates coming out to condemn the violence in the middle east and focusing on problems overseas to the political debate here at home. listen. >> governor romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later. and as president, one of the things i've learned is you can't do that. >> an apology for america's values is never the right
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course. >> jamie: turning now, angela mcglowan, and sattita jackson, a contributor, ladies, welcome. >> thank you for having us, jamie. i have concern about this topic the middle east and so many questions to ask. let's see how many i can get through, first angela. the chaos going on right now as we move toward november. how big an impact will it be and how specific do each of the candidates need to be about their foreign policy for the region. >> jamie, they need to be very specific and right now, obama is ahead of mitt romney, dealing with foreign policy. but, mitt romney was exactly right by saying that we should not apologize for our values, nor should we apologize for freedom of speech. and for the administration to blame a film that was released online in july, for the september attacks is a travesty. the bottom line is this, jamie: it was a policy of appeasement
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that we're seen as weak, that caused these attacks and i believe that power and strength, strength through power. we had ten anniversaries of 9/11 before this one and none of our embassies were attacked. >> before we attack santita, not behind any of the attacks. it's true, i'm letting you off the hook and giving you the benefit of the doubt. (laughter) >> thank you. charles krauthammer, who i respect immensely, says this going on right now is a clear and present signal and indication that president obama's foreign policies in the middle east have failed. that it's falling apart, whatever it is. and how does president obama handle the the fact that this is going on right now, that he said no to benjamin netanyahu for a meeting when it's an ally and partner that we seriously need in the region. what does he need to do now. >> all that have is it in
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dispute. the fact is we should not be trying to score political points. if ever there was a time to elevate patriotism over party it's now. and i disagree with angela, i think that right makes right. might does not make right. we have been on a very dangerous course in our political policies in foreign lands for quite some time. and we're seeing the-- we're seeing the the proliferation of that right now. we need to dial this back and i think that president obama was on the right track. he did not-- the embassy did not apologize for america's values. they apologized for rendering offense to a billion people-- >> and the white house-- you mean the white house. >> no, no. >> no, jamie, wait a minute, the first statement was released by the embassy. and then the white house said, wait a minute, we did not clear this so let's be very, very clear on what happened here. >> jamie: would you say though that the president in the initial speech he gave in cairo, way back when, was an
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apologetic approach to try to enlist the poor and cooperation and come to fruition? where are we with the middle east? >> you know, jamie, what he gave us before he became president. i've been overseas and first thing i do when i see the people from the state department, i'm glad to know there are americans here who can protect me and that's a very, very good thing. i don't think that this is about-- we have been very careful, angela, be very careful of the language of appeasement. >> you're giving a monologue. you're giving a monologue. >> i want to be fair and balanced, but when you use the term appeasement associated with the second world war. >> i know what appeasement means. >> don't do that. >> the bottom line, when george w. bush was president and you had senator obama who's running for the presidency, he went on every channel, including our home, bashing the president's policies.
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nobody's politicizing, and i was in washington d.c. during 9/11. no one is politicizing our homeland security. mitt romney wants to be command ner chief. mitt romney wants to be the leader of the free world and we had power through strengths, strengths through power, but going and apologizing to different countries on our policy and protecting our homeland is appeasement, number one. i'm not comparing this with world war ii. >> what he was doing-- >> lady, one sec. >> i apologize. >> jamie: we are in a serious and deadly situation right now and these attacks, both today, perhaps-- calm down a little bit ap the focus is really the tragedies in afghanistan. we have to worry about our service personnel. who is going to want to go to these countries? and we do need to have a presence there. so, in the upcoming debate, i imagine this will be a topic that will come up. president obama, i guess, will bring up the fact that osama bin laden is no more and he's had great success in foreign
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policy and we thwarted a number of attacks. is that enough, santita, enough that governor romney and paul ryan bring to the table. how does this happen? are his policies or working or not. >> i think his policies are working and he needs time and we need to strike the right tone. i'm going to continue right makes right, right makes might. i keep mishe speaking, but i want to be clear. reverend jackson, is on my father is on the way to the country today, but he is walking into something that's very, very dangerous to a country that's very dangerous, why? because of this, because of this film. yes, it's been out for quite some time, angela, but you know, while for it to concentrate and here we are. >> the internet, the internet-- >> and got to wrap it up. >> your father is in my
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prayers and i pray for him. >> thank you. >> this film has been out for a while and you have internet in all countries and the film was out there. it was an excuse, it was a planned attack and i think the travesty again for the obama administration to say that all of these attacks is because of one film. >> jamie: being september 11th date, it seems more than a coincidence. we're going to stay on it and we hope to get answers, especially for the families who lost loved ones, thanks to both you have. >> absolutely, and god bless america and everybody, thank you. >> that's right, god bless america. see you. >> kelly: and we are going it talk about this later on with walid phares with a terrorism expert. a case that stumped the fbi nearly 15 years. find out how you can help track down the person police say has been sending out hundreds of powdered filmed letters, claiming to be laced with anthrax. >> jamie: here we go again. more anguish or the duke and duchess of cambridge and another tabloid publishing
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topless photos of princess kate sun bathing with her husband she thought privately in france. >> and coming up on washington, whether the initial attacks in libya could have been prevented.
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>> welcome back everybody, it's time for a quick check of the headlines, there are tens of thousands marching on moscow. it's the first major rally against vladimir putin and opposition to putin remains strong, despite government crackdowns. and in chicago, there are signs of hope, the teachers union, school board are saying they do have a frame work now to wrap up contract negotiations, after the teachers have been on strike all week, affecting 350,000 student. and the british royal family not so happy today. in fact, threatening legal action as an italian gossip magazine says they plan to run photos of princess kate mittleton sun bathing topless and a fresh magazine and irish tabloid are are underfire.
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>> new information on a 15-year-old anthrax mystery that has stumped the fbi. agents have invested more than 20 powder filled letters delivered with a note claiming it's the deadly bacteria. now, the feds say the same person is behind all of them. and anna kooiman has the details from our new york city news room, anna. >> kelly, authorities are kicking the search into high gear for whoever who has been sending powder filled threatening letters since 1997, offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the culprit. and the fbi has released two pictures of sections of the letters, believing someone in the public will recognize the handwriting. the letters generally start with, "the paper you are now holding has been thoroughly saturated with anthrax spores and you will soon die" they make reference to aids, abortion rights, and 9/11 theories and oppression of muslim and says the writer is pulling pranks and seems to
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have no clear agenda or cause. >> a person has an unusual sense of humor, may laugh at jokes or things that other people don't think are funny. there may be a joke that other people think is funny and this person will take offense to that joke, unnecessarily. >> well, according to the fbi, ten of the letters went to a high school, a college, a business and a congresswoman's office in the syracuse area and the other 11 went to military and police associations and nonprofit groups and private businesses and tv celebrities. >> the victims, you know, these letters are meant to cause fear, and they do. when someone opens a letter with white powder in it and it threatens that this is a deadly substance, those people are in real fear for their lives. >> and they point to a syracuse area man, 35 years old and had significant contact with the mental health system and may have difficulty functioning independently. if any of you have information, contact the fbi at 800-225-5324.
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kelly. >> kelly: anna kooiman, thank you. >> jamie: coming up, the fed announcing a new plan to energize our economy, promising they will pump billions into the bond market, but will taxpayers be forced to cover that cost? >> and anti-american protests spreading through the middle east. what will be the long-term impact on the u.s.-arab relations. >> disturbing new reports that diplomates in libya were targeted in the days leading up to the attacks on the u.s. ambassador to libya and three others. could those attacks be prevented? >> they were a well-planned and professional terrorist act against the u.s. consulate at benghazi. (car horn)
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>> fox news alert. deadly violence in afghanistan. saying a man in an afghanistan
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uniform turned on forces killing two n.a.t.o. service members, this as the taliban claims responsibility for killing two u.s. marines at camp leatherneck in the helmand province in afghanistan where prince harry is serving. and no plans to cut short his service. heavily armed military stormed the perimeter before midnight and coalition forces killing nearly all the attackers and the taliban saying it attacked the base that housed prince harry. and we'll follow the story. there are questions that need to be answered leading up to the deadly consulate attacks in libya. the white house says there was no warning ahead of the assaults in benghazi. we're learning there were several different attacks leading up to the murder of
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ambassador stevens and three others on this september 11th. and molly henneberg is here to tell bus that. interesting, molly. tell us more. >> there was an ied attack, an improvised explosive device attack in in june and rocked propelled grenades in august. but, as far as the consulate attack goes, the the white house says it was in response to an online video that was put on youtube back in june, that some muslims found offensive and here is what president obama had to say about it in his weekly internet and radio address. >> there's no religion that condones the murder of innocent men and women and no excuse on our consulates. so long as i'm commander-in-chief, they'll never tolerate harm to fellow americans. >> the bodies of ambassador chris stevens and three others killed in the attack were brought back to andrews air force base yesterday and the white house says there's no information to suggest that this was a pre-planned attack,
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but the republican chairman of the house intelligence committee isn't so sure. >> there is no high degree of confidence that it was or was not preventible. there are still analysts who disagree from the civilian agencies to the department of dense agencies. i've looked at all the information and have questions to say that it's definitively a spontaneous event. >> and the administration asks google to see if it meets youtube standards. this video widely available on the web is clearly within our guidelines and so will stay on youtube. however, we've restricted access to it in countries where it is illegal, such as india and indonesia as well as in libya and egypt given the sensitive situation in those two countries. youtube and google said it did not restrict the video because of the white house's inquiry,
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jamie. >> jamie: molly henneberg live at the white house. thank you. >> kelly: and springing you up around worltd and spread to go a dozens of countries in a matter of days and what impact the riots will have on the future of u.s.-arab relations and walid phares is a senior advisor on foreign and policy and security to governor mitt romney, buts' not speaking on behalf of the campaign in in particular interview. it's always good to have you join us to share your perspective. the first question that comes to mind to any american is why is this happening in the first place? is it really a reaction to a video insult to islam or is it something more sinister such as terrorism? >> look, from the previous similar campaigns, that would be guantanamo, abu ghraib and the burning of the koran and similar incidents. there's a command in control
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in the salt lake networks that decides if this is the moment, if this is the incident that we should have those reactions against. because that incident took place, the posting of the video took place a while ago. the cartoon five years ago published in september and demonstrations started in january. so, certainly, the video is inflammable, it's very strong for the feelings of many people, but what is also certain, was that there was an organization that mobilized against the embassies and con lats. >> kelly: we talk about the organizations and we've discussed this in person as well as here on television. as we know that the united states has to be right all the time in terms of security forces, al-qaeda or any type of terrorist group has to be lucky just once. is that what happened here? >> yes, absolutely. but the important thing is that from the washington perspective, we explain to the american american public what we're dealing with. three layers, on the top the muslim brotherhood in charge of egypt, tunisia and strong
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influence in libya. those are not supposed to be dealing with demonstrations and these regimes should not be calling for the demonstrations, against international law. they should act to stop them. but the network of extremists who are not connect today al-qaeda in principle, but have some, now, connections by individuals. now, those are the ones who have been organizing these demonstrations and it's of great concern that al-qaeda could be at the edge of these movements and able to-- >> and on op of that, as long as these roots exist and operating throughout the middle east, how well, or what should the united states be doing to quell the violence and protect our diplomates in the regions that are hostile and find a way to improve in the arab world? >> well, the ideal moment to find the good relations was the onset of the arab spring and you and i have discovered that many times.
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and tunisia, the first wave was made of young people, women, minorities, google people, facebook people and our choice at that time, political choice was to partner with them. that has consequences, because once the brotherhood are in power, they have the jihady with them. so what we need to do is protect our embassies and our consulate and put pressure on the government to go against the jihadists and al-qaeda. >> and if the turmoil persists, what's at stake for the u.s. and allies in the middle east, particularly israel? >> first andfore most, israel is coming under pressure and they know it. then the jihady organizations in the sinai peninsula and iranian and hezbollah influence from the north. so israel is sandwiched between the two pressures. with regard to the united states obviously what we see is a widening of this violence. i have no idea in order to project how wide it would go in the next few weeks.
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>> kelly: what should our foreign policy be right now? what can the obama administration do right now? >> a, we need to protect every single interest that we have and be conscious that this could happen again. b, we need to be very firm with president morsi in egypt and ask him not just through statement, but dismantle those networks pan work with the libyan government, a secular government to go after al-qaeda and disarm the islamic, and these are moves i would suggest. >> kelly: hopefully people are paying attention in washington. thank you for your perspective. >> thank you for having me. >> kelly: thank you. >> jamie: well, hundreds of workers are about to lose their jobs. they're making u.s. military uniforms right now, but the jobs aren't getting outsourced overseas. they're headed to federal prison where inmates will get paid to do the work instead of private businesses. elizabeth prann has the details from atlanta. >> hi, jamie, small businesses who are trying to stay afloat are now losing workers to cheap prison labor sponsored
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by the government which is translating the job loss in the private sec tertosector. >> and both manufacture army uniforms and laid off hundreds between the two companies this year alone. the uniforms they stitch are now being made by federal inmates enrolled in the federal prison industries. now, that's a government sponsored program that has a first right of refusal to these types of contracts. so, those on the losing end are workers in the private sector. >> unfortunately, what comes to bear now as demand for military uniforms begin to decrease, and budgets decrease, and the percentage that the federal prison industries has, the problem gets bigger for us and work gets fewer so therefore, we have to lay people off. >> now, wilson's company charges $5 less per uniform, but says because the fpi is
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guaranteed a certain percentage of the market. he can't sustain the work force and lagging demand. his story has caught the attention of washington lawmakers and they're pushing legislation to stop it. >> absolutely goes at the heart of anybody's sense of fair play and in a level playing field when the rules are stacked in their favor, it really puts our private sector companies at a disadvantage, when they're trying to go in and, and bid for this government's work. >> now, fpi did send a statement to fox news and it reads, it is important to note that fpi, produces only 7% of the textile garments purchased by dla and the other 9% bye other entities and fairly consistent over the past decade with slight declines. the law has been unchanged since the 1930's, but because of high unemployment. the small businesses say they're feeling the pinch of what they say is unjust competition.
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>> i bet they are feeling it, i'm sure of that. thank you so much, good to see you elizabeth. >> thanks, you too. about feeli economy, the federal reserve is announcing a decision to print and pump billions of dollars a month into the u.s. economy. but can this plan really get millions of people back to work? and at what cost to the average american? >> we have tried very, very hard and i think we've been successful at the federal reserve, to be nonpartisan apolitical making our decisions based on the state of the economy and the needs of the economy for a policy accommodati accommodation. , this is new bayer migraine. [ male announcer ] it's the power of aspirin plus more in a triple action formula to relieve your tough migraines. new bayer migraine formula. as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true.
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>> let's talk about the u.s. sxhi economy. it's about to get billions pumped into the economy, but at what cost, what price? the federal reserve hoping the influx of cash will get businesses hiring again. chairman ben bernanke says the
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weak job market should ab big concern for all of us. joining us is michael seymour, the founder and president of uni private wealth strategy. good to have you here today, how are you. >> thank you for having me. >> kelly: let's get right to the point. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke said earlier this week, a weak job market should concern every american. he's right about that. is he right about the approach, pumping 40 billion a month into the u.s. economy each month? >> well, you know, i think he is right. number one, at least the federal reserve, one branch of our government at least is doing something. now, is he going to work? let's remember qe1 was 100 billion a month, qe2, 70 billion. qe3, going to be 40 billion. is it having the effect they want? well, i think we would be worse off if they weren't, but we still have only recovered about half of the 8 million jobs lost during the the
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rescission, so we are-- recession, and i don't think we're there yet. >> kelly: round three of quantitative easing, what will this 40 billion dollar a month plan accomplish for us and will it improve the overall job market? >> well, i think that it's -- there's a two edge sword of interest rates. let's concentrate on the job market. we have the low interest rates, lowest in four years now, meaning, big employers, publicly traded companies are able to borrow money, lower their interest costs and strengthen their balance sheet. that should have led to some more hiring, it's led to some, not a lot. the reason the fed is doing this is to keep interest rates low, as chairman bernanke said, well into 2015. what that one industry group that this should help, which is going to be the biggest thing, in my opinion, the biggest group to affect jobs, is the housing sector. the lower interest rates, the lower mortgages for people, more opportunity, and i think
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that's where, when the housing sector recovers, that's the only time we are going to start to see major gains in the jobs. >> you're loud and clear and that would spur some construction jobs for new instruction, as well as boosting the sales out there. and bernanke says the move is larger to stimulate an easing economy and get people back to work. as you mention the unemployment rate is slightly above 8% does this new plan have any chance of getting it lower? >> well, i think, let's think about what would happen without it, we're nowhere near where we should be be in the recove recovery phase post any recession, we're nowhere near, we haven't seen the grosse pointe woods growth, the wage per hour growth. jobs recovery. >> i don't want to interrupt you. on this point, why has this taken so long? what's causing this? >> well, i think you've got some overlying big picture situations, you know, i can't
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stand the expression paradigm shift or new things, but you know, a lot of these jobs that have been lost, it's going to be have i difficult to get it back. you know, we fight a very difficult battle with labor costs are sub-$1 an hour overseas, how do we get that back? i think that back drop has come to a head now and we've become very much a service-based economy. it's very hard to ramp up jobs in a service-based economy and i think all the perfect storm came together. and the germans do it, yep, i really do. >> kelly: we appreciate your insights into what is going on in the quantitative easing, 40 billion a month. let's hope it does something. michael seymour. >> thank you. >> jamie: it sounds like there might be ab break in the teachers strike in chicago, there's optimism perhaps this week long strike could come to
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>> you know that our fox medical a-team is always looking for new information to make you and your family as healthy as can be, and a big concern for parents and ski scientists, too, is autism. the severity and so common, one in 150 kids are diagnosed with some autism on the spectrum. so there are genetic markers, that can help determine even if babies fall on that scale and this may revolutionize the care and treatment of children with autism. a member of the fox news medical a-team, the division of robotics is here and you're as excited as i am. for parents, this could be great news. the sooner you can diagnose more effective treatment can be? >> absolutely. what we know about autism and we've done several programs segments about this, is that it's really an unknown entity. we really don't know what autism is about. a kid is healthy, within the first three years we find out
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there are complex developmental issues. and you call their names in the first 12 months, at the don't respond that well to you or they're not interacting with other kids and these are issues that we need to know. diagnosis is very difficult. what we now know about autism, number one it's on the rise. one out of 58 boys are affected by this, part of the reason is perhaps we're diagnosing them and we know more about the disease. >> what is this test. >> it's important because now for the first time, australian researchers found out that there are genetic markers, looking at over 3,000 patients and looking they found about 237 genes, what does that mean. some of them can protect them and some of them can increase the risk. what happens is that in the end they will give you a score which i like the simplicity. today 70% accurate in diagnosis of autism. why is this so important? because the earlier we diagnose, the earlier we intervene and train these kids
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could become fairly normal and move on to their lives. so i think this is a very exciting and very important-- and obviously this is only phase one of this publication and we need to duplicate the study in bigger rates and bigger numbers and better genes, but i'm convinced that a lot of our problems and issue with disease such as cancer and this kind of behavioral problem is all in the genes. and we're discovering the secret of this. >> so these again genetic markers to autism, that sounds like an expensive test. when this comes online, fully, all across the country and the world, how accessible do you believe something like this could be to parents? >> i'm convinced it's going to be quite accessible. if you look across america, right now, about 137 billion, we have a lot of b's in front of these numbers. and that's significant and i think early diagnosis, we're going to bring those numbers
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down and give more importantly, the quality of life to our kids. you know, autism, not affecting just the kids, but the parents. >> jamie: absolutely. >> the sisters, entire family. and early diagnosis and catching and training them the biggest gift for the parents for an unknown disease that we haven't figured out, nobody knows whether it's genetic or environmental or unknown entity that already billions have gone into it. >> kelly: doctor, when i hear you talking about, gives a lot of hope to a lot of families out there, that's very important. >> i like the fact that your key word is hope. what happens with parkenson's with cancer, with autism, they're lost. and one kid in the family can really affect the other kids in the same family, whether it's interaction with other children, et cetera. so this is a really great research and i think it's the beginning of it. we haven't had any genetic
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markers for autism and i'm very hopeful that this number, 70% will continue to climb up and escalate. doctor, you bring us the good, the bad, but always the healthy and tomorrow, 10:30 sunday house call? >> we have a lot of exciting medical issues on house call and excited to have dr. segal and you and-- >> you're on twitter. >> a lot of people enjoyed it, very excited about it. >> see you in the morning, i'm jamie colby. >> that will do it, and join us at 10:30 a.m. sunday house call and up next the journal editorial report. in between that and tomorrow, have a great day. >> jamie: great to be with you, kelly. have a good day, everybody. [ owner ] i need to expand
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